Have some fun with these.  The answers See full size imageare "at the end."  But no cheating ... remember, a trivia quiz is aimed at RECALL, not RESEARCH.  So no "googling!"  Grab a notebook and finish the quiz, THEN look at the answers!

By the way, answers to the two mini-quiz questions on the "Welcome, Tribe!" page are below with the trivia quiz answers.

Here you go:


1950s TV

1.  Who was Joe Friday's right-hand man on Dragnet?

2.  Who were Tim Considine and David Stolley?

3.  Who was the teacher on Ding Dong School?

4.  What was the name of the inspector on Boston Blackie?

5.  What was the name of Ed Norton's wife on The Honeymooners?

6.  Where did Crusader Rabbit live?  Who was his close friend?  

7.  Who played Irma in My Friend Irma?

8.  Who was Mary Hartline?

9.  Who was the villain on the Flash Gordon TV serials?  What was the name of Flash's doctor friend?  his girlfriend?

10.  Bob Keeshan played Capt. Kangaroo for more than 20 years.  But our generation knows him from his earlier TV role as __________?


Giddyup! 

1.  Who played Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick in the TV series?

2.  What was the theme song of Dale Evans & Roy Rogers?

3.  What all-time great hit song was first recorded by Gene Autry and later done by Bing Crosby and many others?

4.  Who was Wild Bill Hickok's sidekick?  Who played him on radio and TV?

5.  What colorful western hero endorsed Daisy air rifles?

6.  Who starred in the TV series Range Rider?  What was the name of his sidekick?

7.  Who sang the theme song in the 1952 western High Noon?

8.  What popular Hollywood star was the hero of Wanted--Dead or Alive, which made its TV debut in 1958?

9.  The top TV show from 1957-61 was a western.  It was _______.

10.  OK, podner, match up the Western Hero with his/her horse (scroll down):

Western Hero

1.  Tom Mix
2.  Gene Autry
3.  Roy Rogers
4.  Dale Evans
5.  Hopalong Cassidy
6.  Red Ryder
7.  Little Beaver
8.  Wild Bill Hickok
9.  The Cisco Kid
10. Pancho
11. Sgt. Preston (of the Yukon)
12. The Lone Ranger
13. Tonto
14. Zorro
15. Straight Arrow

Horse

a.  Diablo
b.  Buttermilk
c.  Silver
d.  Fury
e.  Buckshot
f.   Tony
g.  Scout
h.  Rex
i.   Trigger
j.   Champion
k.  Topper
l.   Papoose
m. Loco
n.  Thunder
o.  Tornado

Songs, Singers & Music

1.  Who were the original singers on Your Hit Parade?

2.  Where did Theresa Brewer put another nickel?

3.  Who was the vocalist on the George Gobel Show?

4.  Who sang "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

5.  What was the theme song of The Green Hornet?

6.  Who sang "Sh-Boom?"

7.  At what San Francisco night club did The Kingston Trio make its big-time debut?  Can you name other stars who made their first appearance at that club?

8.  In 1958 (our junior year), the manufacture of what important and historical musical item was discontinued?

9.  Do you recall the name of the theme song used by Big John & Sparky?

10.  OK, Rock 'n Rollas, match up the Lead Singer with his/her group (scroll down):

Lead Singer

1.  Buddy Holly
2.  Danny
3.  Dion
4.  Frankie Lymon
5.  Hank Ballard
6.  Huey "Piano" Smith
7.  James Brown
8.  Duane Eddy
9.  Martha
10. Rosie
11. Smokey Robinson
12. Little Anthony
13. Ruby
14. Jr. Walker
15. Gene Vincent

...and the:

a.  All-Stars
b.  Midnighters
c.  Imperials
d.  Blue Caps
e.  Crickets
f.   Famous Flames
g.  Juniors
h.  Teenagers
i.   Belmonts
j.   Romantics
k.  Rebels
l.   Originals
m. Vandellas
n.  Miracles
o.  Clowns

Our Movies

1.  The Academy Award for 1959's Best Picture went to ________.

2.  Name the four stars of the movie Giant.

3.  What movie brought Brigitte Bardot before the receptive American public's eye?

4.  In the Academy Award-winning film, Marty (played by Ernest Borgnine), what did Marty do for a living?
  
All over the board ...

1.  Who was "Sequoiah?"

2.  Did you ever call MUrrayhill 8-9933?  What number was it?

3.  What do the following have in common:  The Three Musketeers, Ivanhoe, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, and A Tale of Two Cities?

4.  What was Little Lulu's last name?  Her boy friend? 

5.  Dick and Jane had a dog and a cat.  Name them.  (And, for you that had a different primer:  Bill and Susan also had a dog and a cat. Name them.)

6.  What was Paladin's first name?

7.  What were the names of Sky King's two airplanes?  His niece and nephew?

8.  Who was the villain on Time for Beany?

9.  Name the popular board game named after a rabbit.

10. Where did Carnation evaporated milk come from?

11.  Who was John Beresford Tipton & where did he live?  Who was his assistant?

12.  Anyone -- especially the ladies -- recognize the number "53310761?"

13.  What was Dick Tracy's wife's maiden name?

14.  Give three consolation questions Groucho Marx asked the losers on You Bet Your Life?

15.  What was Buster Brown's dog's name and where did he live?

OK ...  now you can scroll down for the answers!









Answers

First, answers to the mini-quiz:

1.  How many athletes in our class are in Sequoia's Sports Hall of Fame?

Answer:  6 ...  L.J. Hauss (football), Joe Durelli (baseball), Tony Devine & Steve Hull (Swimming & Diving), Gary Kirkes (Gymnastics), and our very own reunion committee member Yoshi Minegishi (tennis).

2. How many students were in our class?

Answer:  There are 503 of us listed in the commencement program ... and it looks like 44% of respondents guessed correctly!

...and now for answers to the Trivia Quiz:

1.  Who was Joe Friday's right-hand man on Dragnet?   
Frank Smith, played by Ben Alexander

2.  Who were Tim Considine and David Stolley?  Spin & Marty on the Mickey Mouse Club

3.  Who was the teacher on Ding Dong School?  Miss Frances ... Dr. Frances Horwich

4.  What was the name of the inspector on Boston Blackie?  Inspector Faraday

5.  What was the name of Ed Norton's wife on The Honeymooners?  Trixie

6.  Where did Crusader Rabbit live?  Who was his close friend?  Gallahad Glen; Rags the Tiger

7.  Who played Irma in My Friend Irma? Marie Wilson

8.  Who was Mary Hartline?  The blonde majorette and band leader on the weekend spectacular Super Circus

9.  Who was the villain on the Flash Gordon TV serials?  What was the name of Flash's doctor friend?  his girlfriend?  Ming the Merciless; Dr. Zarkov; Dale Arden

10.  Bob Keeshan played Capt. Kangaroo for more than 20 years.  But our generation knows him from his earlier TV role as Clarabelle the non-speaking, seltzer bottle-squirting Clown on the Howdy Doody Show.

Giddyup! 

1.  Who played Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick in the TV series?  Edgar Buchanan, also of "Petticoat Junction" fame

2.  What was the theme song of Dale Evans & Roy Rogers?  "Happy Trails"

3.  What all-time great hit song was first recorded by Gene Autry and later done by Bing Crosby and many others?  Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

4.  Who was Wild Bill Hickok's sidekick?  Who played him on radio and TV?  Jingles, played by Andy Devine (and sponsored by  ... Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops)

5.  What colorful western hero endorsed Daisy air rifles?  Red Ryder

6.  Who starred in the TV series Range Rider?  What was the name of his sidekick?  Jock Mahoney; Dick West

7.  Who sang the theme song in the 1952 western High Noon?  Tex Ritter ("Oh, don't forsake me, oh my darlin' ...)

8.  What popular Hollywood star was the hero of Wanted--Dead or Alive, which made its TV debut in 1958?  Steve McQueen

9.  The top TV show from 1957-61 was a western.  It was Gunsmoke.

10.  OK, podner, match up the Western Hero with his/her horse (scroll down):

Western Hero ... his/her horse:

1.  Tom Mix ... f. Tony
2.  Gene Autry ... j. Champion
3.  Roy Rogers ... i. Trigger
4.  Dale Evans ... b. Buttermilk
5.  Hopalong Cassidy ... k. Topper
6.  Red Ryder ... n. Thunder ("Roll, Thunder Roll!")
7.  Little Beaver ... l. Papoose
8.  Wild Bill Hickok ... e. Buckshot
9.  The Cisco Kid ... a. Diablo
10. Pancho ... m. Loco
11. Sgt. Preston (of the Yukon) ... h. Rex
12. The Lone Ranger ... c. Silver
13. Tonto ... g. Scout
14. Zorro ... o. Tornado
15. Straight Arrow ... d. Fury

Songs, Singers & Music

1.  Who were the original singers on Your Hit Parade? Eileen Wilson, Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms & June Valli.  Dorothy Collins soon replaced Wilson; Giselle McKenzie eventually replaced Valli.

2.  Where did Theresa Brewer put another nickel? ... in the nickelodeon.  The song:  "Music, Music, Music!"

3.  Who was the vocalist on the George Gobel Show?  "... pretty, perky Peggy King!"

4.  Who sang "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?  Patti Paige

5.  What was the theme song of The Green Hornet?  "Flight of the Bumblebee," of course!"

6.  Who sang "Sh-Boom?"  The Crewcuts, who also had a hit with "Earth Angel" several years before The Penguins covered it.

7.  At what San Francisco night club did The Kingston Trio make its big-time debut?  The Purple Onion  Can you name other stars who made their first appearance at that club?  Smothers Brothers, Pat Paulsen, Phyllis Diller

8.  In 1958 (our junior year), the manufacture of what important and historical musical item was discontinued?  The 78 RPM record

9.  Do you recall the name of the theme song used by Big John & Sparky?  The Teddy Bears' Picnic

10.  OK, Rock 'n Rollas, match up the Lead Singer with his/her group (scroll down):

Lead Singer ... and ... the Group

1.  Buddy Holly ... e. The Crickets
2.  Danny ... g. The Juniors
3.  Dion ... i. The Belmonts
4.  Frankie Lymon ... h. The Teenagers
5.  Hank Ballard ... b. The Midnighters
6.  Huey "Piano" Smith ... o. The Clowns
7.  James Brown ... f. The Famous Flames
8.  Duane Eddy ... k. The Rebels
9.  Martha ... m. The Vandellas
10. Rosie ... l. The Originals
11. Smokey Robinson ... n. The Miracles
12. Little Anthony ... c. The Imperials
13. Ruby ... j. The Romantics
14. Jr. Walker ... a. The All-Stars
15. Gene Vincent ... d. The Blue Caps

Our Movies

1.  The Academy Award for 1959's Best Picture went to Ben-Hur.

2.  Name the four stars of the movie Giant. James Dean, Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor, Jo Van Fleet

3.  What movie brought Brigitte Bardot before the receptive American public's eye?  And God Created Woman

4.  In the Academy Award-winning film, Marty (played by Ernest Borgnine), what did Marty do for a living?  He was a butcher.
  
All over the board ...

1.  Who was "Sequoiah?" This was the Indian name of George Guess, who created the Cherokee alphabet.

2.  Did you ever call MUrrayhill 8-9933?  What number was it? It was the voting line for the Original Amateur Hour (Way before American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, etc.)

3.  What do the following have in common:  The Three Musketeers, Ivanhoe, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, and A Tale of Two CitiesThese are the first works in the Classics Illustrated series of comic books.

4.  What was Little Lulu's last name?  Her boy friend?  Moppet; Tubby 

5.  Dick and Jane had a dog and a cat.  Name them.  (And, for you that had a different primer:  Bill and Susan also had a dog and a cat. Name them.)  Spot & Puff; Perky & Fuzzy

6.  What was Paladin's first name?  Must have been "Wire."  Remember his card with a Knight chess piece on it?  It said, "Have Gun, Will Travel.  Wire Paladin, San Francisco."

7.  What were the names of Sky King's two airplanes?  His niece and nephew?  Songbird and, later, a jet named The Black Arrow.  Penny & Clipper.

8.  Who was the villain on Time for Beany"D.J.," which stood for Dishonest John (Wasn't life simple "back then?"

9.  Name the popular board game named after a rabbit. Uncle Wiggly

10. Where did Carnation evaporated milk come from?  contented cows

11.  Who was John Beresford Tipton & where did he live?  Who was his assistant?  TV's "The Millionaire," who lived at Silverstone and was assisted in his endeavors by Michael Anthony.

12.  Anyone -- especially the ladies -- recognize the number "53310761?"  This was Elvis Presley's Army serial number.

13.  What was Dick Tracy's wife's maiden name?  Tess Trueheart

14.  Give three consolation questions Groucho Marx asked the losers on You Bet Your Life? Who is buried in Grant' tomb?  What color is an orange?  How long do you cook a 3-minute egg?

15.  What was Buster Brown's dog's name and where did he live? 
Tige; in a Buster Brown shoe. ("I'm Buster Brown; I live in a shoe.  He's my dog, Tige ... he lives in there, too!")

Hope you enjoyed the quiz!  See you in October!